Seal of Approval Seal of Approval’s Product Testing Criteria

In order to receive the prestigious ACF Seal of Approval, products must meet objective testing criteria and are tested by a customized panel of chefs with extensive and diverse culinary experience. ACF testers give unbiased, expert opinions based on measurable criteria rather than on taste preferences.

Measurable Criteria

  • Application:
    • Ease of use
    • Versatility of product
    • Adaptability of product
  • Physical properties:
    • Consistent appearance
    • Texture
    • Color
    • Shape
    • Size
  • Performance:
    • Use of or applying the product to cooking, baking or service procedure

Other characteristics could include:

  • Packaging standards:
    • Container, label
    • General compliance with government regulations and standards
  • Additional criteria:
    • Product positioning
    • Guarantees or claims

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